Students try to block regents from tuition vote

Nov 19, 2014 11:06 AM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of students have been pushed back by police after trying to block University of California regents from entering a meeting to consider tuition increases.

The students surrounded the regents as they tried to walk into the conference center at the University of California, Mission Bay campus ahead of the Wednesday meeting.

They shouted at the officials to go home and said tuition should be free while being pushed back behind barricades.

Other protesters formed a human chain in the parking lot to prevent regents from getting in.

A nine-member committee was scheduled to vote on proposed annual tuition increases of 5 percent between 2015 and 2019.

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